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Col Cyrus Wellington Saladee
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Birth: 1829
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1894
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA

Cyrus Wellington Saladee
was born in 1829 in Pa to Adam and Julia Mueller Saladee. He was the oldest of 7 children.
He was an inventor who held over 200 patents. One of which was a Saladee buggy and another the Texas Steam Plow.
He moved around alot and wore a Top Hat most of the time. He was highly intelligent and had a very eccentric personality.
He married was Elizabeth A Armstrong Sept 12 1850 in Ohio.
They had
William H Saladee b 1848
Charles W Saladee b 1852
Gaylord Dale Saladee b 1853.
One daughter Lillie Saladee b 1856
Elizabeth died between 1871 and 1874

He married Abigail Chubb Chambers Dec 31 1874 in MO.
They had no children.



Freeport, IL, 3 Sep 1894

Col. C.W Saladee died from an overdose of morphine administered by himself. He was the inventor of linen collars, the index for playing cards, and other articles, numbering in all 200. The purchasers of his patents have all grown rich, and he too was immensely wealthy, but died in poverty. His widow was formerly Mrs. Chambers, wife of the Mexican and Confederate War General of that name. Colonel Saladee was an officer in the Confederate Army.

Source; Alton Evening Telegraph, 8 Sep 1894.


In the Freeport Journal Standard dated 29 may 1937 was the following:

Confederate Soldier Buried Here
In this cemetery (they were talking about the Freeport City Cemetery) is the grave of one Confederate Veteran, C.W. Saladee who saw service with a Texas Regiment, an inventor who came to Freeport after the Civil War and was employed by the Henney Buggy Company.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Adam Saladee (1809 - 1849)
  Julia Mueller Baugher (1810 - 1889)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Armstrong Saladee (1829 - 1872)*
  Abigail Annie Chubb Saladee (1831 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Wellington Saladee (1853 - 1914)*
  Gaylord Dale Saladee (1853 - 1925)*
  William H Saladee (1855 - 1855)*
  Lillie L Saladee Lane (1856 - 1921)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cyrus Wellington Saladee (1829 - 1894)
  Mary Ann Saladee Wilking (1833 - 1909)*
  Margaret Jane Saladee (1836 - 1854)*
  Carrie Leota Saladee Weed (1840 - 1917)*
  William H Saladee (1848 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Freeport City Cemetery
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Claire Ehrhart Abel
Record added: Dec 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63039561
Col Cyrus Wellington Saladee
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